DSM Police Investigating Apparent Beating Death

Des Moines police are investigating the apparent killing of a 57-year-old woman on the city's eastside. Officers were called to a home at 2:14 p.m. Sunday after a relative found the woman unresponsive on the floor. Police and medics who responded found the person dead. Sergeant Jason Halifax said there were obvious signs of trauma. Police took witnesses to the police station for interviews.